Butyl Paraben

Butyl Paraben

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Chemical Name:
Butyl 4-Hydroxybenzoate

Butyl paraben, or butylparaben (butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate), is an organic paraben and one of the most commonly used antimicrobial preservatives in cosmetics and related products. It is sold as a white, crystalline powder that dissolves easily in organic solvents.

Butyl paraben is created when 4-hydroxybenzoic acid is esterified with 1-butanol using sulfuric acid or a similar catalyst. Acme-Hardesty manufactures industrial butylparaben with no less than 99-percent purity, making it the ideal choice for many different applications.

Uses & Applications

  • Personal Care
    Antimicrobial commonly used in toothpaste
  • Cosmetics
    Antimicrobial used in mascara, lipstick and eyeshadow. Acme-Hardesty offers butyl paraben in powder form, and we ship it in cartons to clients throughout North America. Our butyl paraben is an NF-grade product suitable for use in a wide range of applications. As noted above, butylparaben is most commonly used in cosmetic products as an antimicrobial preservative, preventing the buildup of mold and yeast. It can be found in low concentrations in makeup, sunscreen, lotions, toothpaste, lipstick and other products. Butyl paraben is also used as a preservative in some foods.

Product Details

NF, Powder


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